Science

SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY

The science curriculum will help students to discover relationships and concepts that will lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the “world in which they live”. Students examine factual knowledge concerning the laws and conditions of the physical and biological world. All science courses are laboratory-oriented. Every student must earn two (2) credits in science for graduation. In addition, students in the liberal arts and technical academies must earn three (3) credits in science to graduate.

Typical Progressions in Science:

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Physical Science

Biology

Anatomy & Physiology

Chemistry/ (AP)

Environmental Science /(AP)

Physics /(AP)

Biotechnical

Engineering

Anatomy & Physiology

Biology /(AP)

Chemistry/ (AP)

Environmental Science /(AP)

Physics /(AP)

Biotechnical Engineering

Physical Science

Biology

Chemistry or

AP Chem

Anatomy & Physiology

Chemistry AP

Environmental Science AP

Physics AP

Biotechnical Engineering

Biology AP

Anatomy & Physiology

Biology AP

Chemistry AP

Environmental Science AP

Physics AP

Biotechnical Engineering

What career options might I have with a background in Science?

Other

Agriculture Specialist

Technical Sales Person

Water Quality Inspector

Soil Scientist

Landscape Designer

Architect

Web Site Designer

Government Agencies & Law

Lawyer

Forensics Specialist

Conservation Scientist

Public Health Director

City Planner

Defense System Specialist

NASA Employee

Police Officer

Detective

Patent Attorney

Astronaut

Manufacturing/Engineering

Engineer:

(Mechanical, Electrical, Civil,

Aerospace)

Photonics Specialist

Fiberoptics Specialist

Telecommunications Specialist

Computer Scientist

Programmer

Recycling Specialist

Hazard Evaluator

Safety Officer

Metallurgist

Pharmaceutical Engineer

Materials Engineer

Scientist

Biologist

Chemist

Physicist

Geologist

Genetic Engineer

Astronomer

Biomedical Engineer

Biochemist

Astrophysicist

Genetic Researcher

Inventor

Meteorologist

Space Scientist

Teacher

College Professor

Health Care

Physical Therapist

Physician

Physician’s Assistant

Surgeon

Nurse

Emergency Medical Technician

Media and Publishing

ScienceWriter or Editor

Medical/ Health/Science Reporter

Technical Writer

Animal Care

Veterinarian

Kennel Care

Marine Biologist



Science Courses

Every student must earn two (2) credits in science for graduation. In addition, students in the liberal arts and technical academies must earn three (3) credits in science to graduate. The science curriculum should help students to discover relationships and concepts that will lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the “world they live in”. Students examine factual knowledge concerning the laws and conditions of the physical and biological world. All science courses are laboratory-oriented. The goals of the Science Department are to involve students:

  • in collaborative problem solving
  • in the use and care of equipment
  • in the observation and collection of data
  • in the interpretation of data
  • in communicating both orally and in writing their results of experiments
  • in the use of technology to gather information and apply it to their daily lives

The Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics areas include courses based on the ability and the aptitude of the students. Advanced Placement courses are offered in biology, chemistry and physics. These courses require an in-depth study with either independent reading and research and/or the preparation of papers and reports.

A request for alternate assignments in lieu of dissection may be made in biology.

All biology, chemistry, and physics courses meet the requirement for a laboratory science course, which many colleges require. Departmental recommendation is required for all accelerated courses.

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